Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) – Level 1 Accredited Status for International Hospitality Management Program
The College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management leads the Lycean students to the challenging and surprising world of Tourism and Hospitality. CITHM showcases learning about lodging, food and beverage, event management, travel, tourism, leisure management and career opportunities which is represented by four respective programs; International Travel and Tourism Management, Culinary Arts and Kitchen Operations, Hotel and Restaurant Administration and Cruise line Operations Specialized in Culinary Arts and Hotel Services. These programs are designed to direct the students in preparation to their chosen field in this industry. CITHM molds their students to be active and competitive Lyceans through exposing them into different competitions, trainings and seminars both national and international. The college also takes part into community extension and research development activities for the continuous growth of the department. It aims to indulge its graduates in gratification as they go and pursue their dreams. And through the years, the success of each CITHM graduates in the professional world is the reason of Lyceum of the Philippines University Laguna to continuously provide high quality education in Tourism and Hospitality industry.
The College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (CITHM) of Lyceum of the Philippines University – Laguna aims to provide its students with knowledge, skills and competencies that meet local and international standards in the various tourism and hospitality sectors.
With an end view of defining quality standards that meet international requirements, LPU signed an agreement with the leading hotel-brand in Thailand, the Dusit Thani Public Company Limited to be of assistance in curricula design and instructional material development, support in refreshment training for faculty, laboratory and classroom facilities enhancement, while in terms of maintaining its standards of excellence, CITHM subjects itself to international and national accreditation.
The International Center of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) is an international accreditation agency and a global network of leading quality tourism, hospitality events and culinary arts (TH&E) institutions. For now, LPU is the only university in the Philippines that is part of THE-ICE global Family.
To maintain excellent standards in educational operations in national level, CITHM accreditation is under PACUCOA, the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation which is a private accrediting agency which gives formal recognition to an education institution.
The vision and mission of CITHM embraces the institutional core values and instituted the program educational objectives for all programs to ensure that graduates acquire competencies that would meet local and international standards in the various tourism and hospitality sectors, engage in lifelong learning through research and community service.